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One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main Street, Suite 2380
Memphis, TN 38103 • 901-578-9346


20th Anniversary Celebration –
Annual Tribute Luncheon and Symposium

Featuring Keynote Speaker Debbie Allen
Philanthropist, Choreographer, Director, Educator

The 2015 Annual Tribute Luncheon and 20th Anniversary Celebration was held on Friday, May 1, 2015. At this event, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) assembles more than 1,600 attendees who come together to honor and celebrate women who have made significant contributions to the Memphis community. The Luncheon and Symposium consists of three interrelated events: the Legends Award Reception, the Annual Tribute Luncheon and the Youth Leadership Forum. All proceeds from the celebration benefit the annual grant-making of the Foundation.

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2015 Legends Award Reception

The Legends Award Reception was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

The 2015 Legends Award recognizes the legendary vision of a committed group of women who founded the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Honorees are founding matriarch, the late Mertie W. Buckman, and founding members of the board of directors.

Memphis women have taken the lead in creating a vision for a community of wellbeing and prosperity for 20 years. During the 2015 Legends Award Reception, we highlighted the collective work of these diverse women and toldthe story of how they came together with a vision for how women could change the conditions of women, and in so doing create a Greater Memphis.

We recognized the first leadership award given in 1997, The Mertie Buckman Mentor Award. We also paid tribute to Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and their mission to meet the needs of women at every stage of their lives.

Youth Leadership Forum

Inviting aspiring leaders – female students in grades 9-12 – to discuss the impact of women's leadership, connect with diverse peers and learn from women leaders.
View the flyer for details ...

The Youth Leadership Forum was held on Friday,
May 1, 2015
at the Memphis Cook Convention Center from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.



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WFGM supporters can also earn community rewards for our organization every time that you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card! Follow the steps below to start contributing to WFGM today:

  1. Log on to Kroger Community Rewards and create an account if you have not already done so.
  2. Click "Edit" under Community Rewards. Under "Find Your Organization," enter the NPO number for WFGM: 80981.
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In The News

2015 Annual Meeting

20 Years of Women-Led Social Change
The Tennessee Tribune, July 2-8, 2015

Nonprofits: Annual Meetings are Important
Saad & Shaw, July 6, 2015

Share Your Vision in Concise, Compelling Ways
The Daily News, July 7, 2015

Annual Tribute Luncheon and Symposium

Women’s Foundation to Honor Founders at Celebration of 20 Years
Commercial Appeal, April 22, 2015

Women's Foundation

$3 million grant to help Foote Homes public housing residents land jobs
Commercial Appeal, April 2, 2015

Women’s Foundation Announces 29 Grants
The Daily News, January 14, 2015